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December 9, 2022

USW Urges Broad Rewrite Of PSM Standard To Drop ‘Activity-Based’ Model

November 23, 2022 at 2:26 PM
The United Steelworkers (USW) is urging OSHA to quickly propose and enact a sweeping overhaul of its process safety management (PSM) standard, arguing that the current “activity-based” model is inadequate and that the agency instead should require employers to show they have eliminated process safety dangers “to the greatest extent feasible.” In an undated letter -- the only such letter from a national labor group posted to OSHA’s PSM comment docket following a Nov. 14 deadline -- USW lays out...

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